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Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever (1939)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 21 July 1939 (USA)
Young Andy develops a crush on his drama teacher. Meanwhile, Judge Hardy has his own problems when he gets conned into forming a phony aluminum corporation.

Director:

W.S. Van Dyke (as W.S. Van Dyke II)

Writers:

Kay Van Riper (screen play), Aurania Rouverol (based on the characters created by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lewis Stone ... Judge Hardy
Mickey Rooney ... Andy Hardy
Cecilia Parker ... Marian Hardy
Fay Holden ... Mrs. Hardy
Ann Rutherford ... Polly Benedict
Sara Haden ... Aunt Milly
Helen Gilbert ... Rose Meredith
Terry Kilburn ... 'Stickin' Plaster
John T. Murray ... Don Davis
George P. Breakston ... 'Beezy' (as George Breakston)
Charles Peck Charles Peck ... Tommy
Sidney Miller ... Sidney
Addison Richards ... Mr. Benedict
Olaf Hytten Olaf Hytten ... Mr. Higgenbotham
Erville Alderson ... Bailiff
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Storyline

Young Andy develops a crush on his drama teacher. When his play is chosen as the school's annual production, Andy seizes the opportunity to spend as much time as possible with his pretty teacher. Meanwhile, Judge Hardy has his own problems when he gets conned into forming a phony aluminum corporation. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

André Hardy s'enflamme See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film received its initial television presentation in Los Angeles Thursday 25 April 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); it first aired in Miami 7 May 1957 on WCKT (Channel 7), in Memphbis 18 May 1957 on WHBQ (Channel 13), in Philadelphia 8 June 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in New Haven CT 15 June 1957 on WNHC (Channel 8), in Chicago, Honolulu and Altoona PA 22 June 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), on KHVH (Channel 13), and on WFBG (Channel 10), in Binghamton NY 29 June 1957 on WNBH (Channel 12), in Hartford CT 1 July 1957 on WHCT (Channel 18), in Portland OR 1 August 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), in Tampa 12 September 1957 on WFLA (Channel 8), in Phoenix 22 September 1957 on KPHO (Channel 5), in Baltimore 29 September 1957 on WJZ (Channel 13), and, eventually in San Francisco 9 February 1958 on KGO (Channel 7), in Seattle 12 July 1958 on KING (Channel 5), and, finally, in New York City, where its earliest documented telecast took place 1 April 1959 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Hardy: Does my little man feel a toothache when he drinks cold water?
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Follows Out West with the Hardys (1938) See more »

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"Dad, do people still commit suicide for love?"
12 May 2015 | by utgard14See all my reviews

It's spring and a young man's fancy turns to thoughts of love. We all know what that means for our favorite teenage heartthrob Andy Hardy. After Polly Benedict turns her attentions to a handsome naval officer, Andy is dejected. But that changes when he meets his pretty new drama teacher (Helen Gilbert) and falls head over heels for her. Meanwhile, two con men put one over on Judge Hardy. Nice continuity in this subplot involving the aqueduct land that figured prominently in an earlier Hardy film.

The cast is great, as they always were in these movies. This is one of the best in the series for Mickey Rooney to showcase his acting chops. Lovely Helen Gilbert is terrific. Director Woody Van Dyke films her with an almost angelic glow about her. The plot of the teenage boy with a crush on his teacher is hardly original, even for the time, but it's handled with a remarkable sensitivity and maturity. That should come as no surprise to fans of this great series from MGM. All too often these movies are dismissed as corny sentimentalism but they're actually well written and acted dramas with touches of comedy and, yes, homespun Americana that is extinct today. Oh and dig that old-timey lawnmower Lewis Stone uses in one scene. Love little windows into the past like that.


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